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Sarah Wilson



Sarah Wilson
Sarah Wilson



Sarah is a partner based in Allen & Overy’s Bangkok office. Sarah specialises in project finance transactions in the power and infrastructure sectors across ASEAN and the wider Asia-Pacific region. She has acted for major international commercial and institutional lenders and sponsors, and regularly negotiates concession agreements and power purchase agreements with governments and state-owned enterprises in Myanmar, Laos and Thailand. Sarah is known as an emerging market specialist and has advised on many 'market firsts' in this context, most recently in Myanmar and Laos. She also regularly advises on large-scale cross-border transactions.

While Sarah is based in Bangkok, she regularly advises on transactions across the wider region and, by way of example, is currently advising on financings in Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, India and Vietnam. Prior to joining the Bangkok office 8 years ago, Sarah was part of Allen & Overy’s Structured and Asset Finance team in London, which she joined in 2009.

Sarah is consistently recognised and ranked by leading legal directories for both the Thailand and Lao markets. This includes being ranked in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2019 as an 'Up and Coming' individual for Projects & Energy in Thailand and as an 'Up and Coming' individual for Laos as a foreign expert based in Thailand, with the directory noting that she is a "very high-calibre" lawyer who is "hard-working and responsive." Sarah is also ranked as a 'Next Generation Lawyer' in The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific for both Projects & Energy and Banking & Finance in Thailand.

News & insights

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Publications: 01 APRIL 2021

Developments in sanctions targeting Myanmar

Following the military coup in Myanmar on February 1, 2021, the U.S., UK and EU have imposed a range of sanctions targeting individuals and entities affiliated with the Burmese military.

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Publications: 15 MARCH 2021

Myanmar update from on the ground: Changes to the Electronic Transactions Law and the impact on financial institutions

The amended Electronic Transactions Law (ETL) is one of several legislative changes that have emanated from the recent military takeover in Myanmar. 

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Publications: 18 FEBRUARY 2021

Myanmar update from on the ground: implications for investors

On the morning of 1 February 2021, in response to allegations of voter fraud, Vice-President Myint Swe (who has since assumed the role of acting President) declared a State of Emergency for one year…

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Publications: 31 JULY 2020

What is sovereign payment risk and what can investors do to mitigate it?

Sovereign payment risk is an issue that investors may encounter in any large-scale infrastructure project which involves government counterparties or support.

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Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2009


History BA (First Class Hons), The University of Durham, England, 2004

Graduate Diploma in Law (Distinction), Nottingham Trent Law School, 2005

Legal Practice Course (Distinction), Nottingham Trent Law School, 2006